Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626.
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The museum is closed until March 2018


Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Road Run - Sunday 6th May 2018

To raise funds for the museum we are inviting applications to attend the 48th Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Road Run to on Sunday 6th May 2018. The entry fee is 17. We will be capping the numbers attending again this year, so early application is recommended. The only condition is that vehicles must be built on or before 30th April 1988, however tracked and customised vehicles are excluded.

To allow all the administrative work in arranging this event to be completed all applications must be received 31st March 2018. We will not be able to accommodate entries after that date.

Full details and an entry form can be downloaded from our website. The links are:

Invite LetterPDF document Entry FormPDF document

Can't get the information or Entry Form? Download Adobe Acrobat from 'Other Links'.

Special Events 2018

Sunday 18th March- 'Independents' Day

Celebrating local privately owned bus and coach operators-the so-called 'independents'. Includes rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am-4pm.

Bank Holiday Monday 2nd April - Easter Egg Trail

An Easter-themed day with eggs for the youngsters and free rides on our vehicles from the museum. 11am-4pm.

Sunday 6th May - 48th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Run

The premier road run in East Anglia! Over 500 vehicles gather in Christchurch Park and depart at 11.00 for display on Felixstowe Promenade in the afternoon. A magnificent spectacle - free to visit and watch at either end or en route! Transport Museum is open as normal, 11am-4pm.

Participating vehicle owners must apply and enter in advance. Vehicles must be over 30 years old, and an entry/admin fee per vehicle is payable. See website for details.

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May - I want to Ride my Bicycle!

An event focussing on 'two wheeled' items in our collection, including vintage demonstrations. See a Boneshaker, Penny Farthing and Raleigh Bomber. Reduced admission for visitors who arrive by cycle. 11am-4pm

Sunday 17th June - Vintage Horticultural Garden Machinery

A day dedicated to RS&J machinery with displays and commentary by volunteers. 11am-4pm. Normal admission charges today.

Saturday 23rd June - Ipswich Transport & Model Festival

Three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ & the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scograil Model Railways using historic vehicles. Inclusive 'all attractions' Adult ticket 9.50, accompanied children 1. Normal admission if entering museum only.

Sunday 5th August - Commercial Vehicle Day

Come and see the launch of our Scammell Scarab three wheel lorry and trailer, and ou recently-competed Ford E83W Pickup. Special display of large and small commercial vehicles. 11am-4pm.

Sundays 5th, 12th & 19th August - Free Bus Rides

To and from Museum, Town Centre and Railway Station. Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. 11am-4pm. Normal admission prices on 12th & 19th.

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day

Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very popular event! 11am-4pm.

Saturday 6th October - Classic Vehicles Day

An event celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area. 11am-4pm.

Saturday 20th October - Wheels by Lamplight

An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 5.30pm-9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).

Sunday 18th November - Classic Buses and Coaches

This event focuses on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am-4pm.

Sunday 2nd December - The Christmas Cracker

The final opening day of our season is a family day with a festive theme. Decorations, lights and entertainment in the museum help get you in the Christmas mood. Ride on vintage fire engines and buses, then meet Santa in his grotto. (Entry to the grotto is 1 extra, which includes a gift). 11am-4pm.